"Men don’t fall short in the emotional realm because we are emotionally immature. We are emotionally inexperienced."
"Men have been discouraged from feeling emotional. We have been mocked, attacked, and belittled when showing emotions. Big boys don’t cry, toughen up, and bite the bullet are all phrases men grow up with. So when we are faced with emotional situations, we are total novices.”
This gentleman’s post says a lot about the double standards men face. No person, man or women, should constantly be coddled as a child to where they grow up with no backbone, but growing up with the impression that you should be void of emotion only causes emotional ignorance. You’re going to have emotions regardless. Teaching our young boys how to deal with them in a healthy way rather than just ignoring them may make for happier men and better relationships.
Why Men Withdraw Emotionally via Elephant Journal
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